Explaining Good and Bad Visual Effects

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, visual effects artists explain good and bad CG work in movies, including a Jurassic Park gaffe you probably missed. Plus, Avengers: Endgame helmers Anthony & Joe Russo take a look back at their career in directing and producing film and television, and Leslie Jones and Seth Meyers sit down to watch the Game of Thrones finale together. Read More »

Elmo on Game of Thrones

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Sesame Street favorite Elmo stops by Westeros to teach a couple Game of Thrones characters about respect. Plus, Leslie Jones freaks out about the show’s final season premiere with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show‘s James Corden has his parents watch the HBO series for the first time, and he also auditions for the show with Andrew Garfield. Read More »

Saturday Night Live Stefon Movie

Back when Bill Hader was a cast member on Saturday Night Live, the character he became best known for playing was undoubtedly Stefon. The nightlife expert frequently appeared on Weekend Update to offer advice on New York’s hottest locations for various holidays and activities (even though he initially appeared in a completely different sketch when he was first created).

When Hader left the series in 2013, he was sent off with a wedding to his boy-toy Seth Meyers. Stefon has returned a couple times since then just for fun, but according to former SNL writer and Stefon co-creator and John Mulaney (who just hosted SNL again recently), there was once the nugget of an idea to give Stefon more screen time with his own movie. Find out about the Saturday Night Live Stefon movie below. Read More »

Seth Meyers Hosted Saturday Night live

Seth Meyers has been hosting Late Night over at NBC for years now, but this weekend was the first time he returned to his old stomping grounds at Saturday Night Live as host. So how did the late night sketch show fare with one of their own as host? Well, it played out in very much the same way an episode would when Seth Meyers was a cast member and head writer. There wasn’t much memorable for Seth Meyers to do (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing), but the rest of the cast really shined instead.

Let’s dig into the sketches of the Seth Meyers hosted Saturday Night Live below. Read More »

New Saturday Night Live Season 44 Hosts

This weekend, Saturday Night Live returns to NBC with the 44th season premiere. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and BlacKkKlansman star Adam Driver is hosting with Kanye West as musical guest. But as with the beginning of most new seasons of Saturday Night Live, there will be three weeks in a row of new episodes, and the hosts for the two episodes following the season premiere have been announced: one comes from the cast of the runaway hit Crazy Rich Asians while the other comes from SNL‘s past years.

Find out who the other Saturday Night Live season 44 hosts are below. Read More »

2018 Golden Globes Video Highlights

Last night, the 75th Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC, and while the night wasn’t particularly exciting, it was full of a handful of big firsts for the awards presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

To kick off the night, Seth Meyers delivered a monologue targeting all of the missteps by Hollywood in the wake of sexual assault allegations against a wide variety of producers, actors and more. After that, there were a few awards handed out to actors of color for the first time ever. It’s kind of crazy that’s still happening, but at least Hollywood is finally embracing diversity more across the board.

We’ve got all those 2018 Golden Globes video highlights and more below. Read More »

Golden Globes host

The Golden Globe Awards, the mostly laid-back award ceremony everyone half-watches while they wait impatiently fro the Oscars to eventually air, is about to land a new host. Comedian Seth Meyers is closing in on a deal to host The Golden Globe Awards telecast on January 7, 2018. How many jokes will he tell? All of them, probably. Learn more about the 2018 Golden Globes host below.

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Game of Thrones

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, we’ve got an assembly of Game of Thrones videos for you to check out. There’s a theory about the significance that the Valyrian steel dagger will carry in future episodes and a video essay exploring how the loot train battle from last weekend’s new episode takes a cue from epic battles throughout cinema. Plus, Saturday Night Live comedienne Leslie Jones watched the latest episode of the series with Seth Meyers with hilarious results, and a special guest stopped by too.

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Seth Meyers Oscar bait

Seth Meyers may not be an Academy Awards contender this year, but he knows exactly what it takes to become one. The Late Night host has unveiled the (parody) trailer for his new (non-existent) movie, simply called Oscar Bait and billed as “the most blatant attempt to win an Oscar since The King’s Speech.” Honestly, it’s refreshing to see a movie be so willing to just admit what it is.

As the title suggests, it’s “a film that’s not afraid to pander to your emotions.” Mostly by hitting on all the stereotypical hallmarks of the Academy’s favorite films, like racial tension, latent homosexuality, “a man staring at trains,” a rare disease, a Carol reference, and lots of crying. So much crying. Like full-on, snot-nosed ugly-crying. Watch the Seth Meyers Oscar bait video below.  Read More »

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Seth Meyers Melisandre

Within the context of the show, the characters of Game of Thrones make perfect sense. When winters last years, not months, it’s no wonder “winter is coming” sounds more like a dire warning than a pleasant bit of small talk; when zombies and dragons and shadow babies roam the earth, “the night is dark and full of terrors” just feels like common sense advice. And if they tend to come across as grim and a bit overly intense? Well, to them, the entire universe is grim and overly intense.

But what happens when these characters step outside of Game of Thrones and into a world more like ours? In a funny new clip, Seth Meyers brings his old college buddy Melisandre to his wife’s baby shower. To his chagrin, he discovers that while you can take the girl out of Westeros, you can’t take the Westeros out of the girl. Yep, it turns out Melisandre is as bad at baby showers as Jon Snow is at dinner parties. Watch the Seth Meyers Melisandre sketch below. Read More »